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By Maria Yeonhee Ji
Media representations of stag parties are generally of debaucherous nighttime escapades full of drunken misdemeanours and strippers - or worse. The ingredients for a night like that are fairly easy to obtain. What is more difficult is planning a stag do that your group of close friends can actually enjoy and come out of it without a criminal record. From ways of getting the right people there to suggestions on how to make the party as memorable as possible, here are five tips to plan a stag party that will still be epic - just minus the cost of jail time.
Image by ZAHN
As with the wedding guest list, when it comes to who you want coming to the stag party you should be a little bit selective. After all, it’s the night you salute goodbye your unmarried years with as much unbridled enthusiasm you and your closest can muster; this is not the time to invite awkward extended family members you barely know and colleagues from the workplace with whom you have a lukewarm relationship at best. To appease those who might take offence at not being invited to the party, many stags opt to have an extra low-key event at venues like the local pub with larger groups from their extended networks.
Image sourced via NPF Bassetts Pole
Group activities that facilitate bonding are a perfect way to kick off a stag do. Physical activities like paintball and laser tag are ideal for breaking the ice if not everyone in your assembly knows/is close with each other, thereby setting your group up for a great night ahead. Some options good for a smaller group include tramping, mountaineering, kayaking, and sea-fishing. If you want something that’s a little less intense on the cardio front, activities like golf, archery, and clay bird shooting are all fun activities over which you can share some drinks, laughs, and the stories that are too priceless not to tell but too politically incorrect for the wedding reception.
Image by Perry Trotter Photography
Though acts of spontaneity will bring up the mood of a party, some detailed planning is also necessary in order for everyone to have a good time. Organising the logistics of transportation, numbers for bookings of activities planned, and all the costs means you won’t be wasting time sorting things out on the day, waiting around for people to get from point A to point B, and arguing about where to go for food/drinks. Thinking ahead about the estimated costs is also important so that the budget for the day is set at a price point with which everyone will be happy.
Image sourced from Kauri Bay Boomrock
Instead of (or in addition to!) epic physical activities, consider something more indulgent where you can enjoy the company of your friends in more comfortable, relaxing environments (or at least in places where you don’t have to run around avoiding getting shot). Some reliably great stag do options include whiskey/wine tastings at an upmarket establishment, group wet shaves at a professional gentleman’s barber, comedy club shows (caution: these can be hit and miss depending on the venue), and limousine and boat cruises.
Image by Lynn Lewis Photography
Coordinate your costumes/outfits in some way to build that sense of group cohesion from the get-go. Irrespective of what kind of tone you want for your party, there will be some sartorial flourishes (or all-out costumes if your lads are up for it) that you can add to make things more memorable. The decision to wear costumes comes with several perks on top of the sheer frivolity - for example, you’ll be able to instantly recognise the members of your group in a crowd, and the comedic factor of any antics stag and co. get up to on the night can only be amplified by a ridiculous outfit.
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